Wyreena Arts Lounge: Gallery viewing down to a fine art

Discover the ever-changing exhibitions at Wyreena Arts Lounge showcasing the cultural, social and environmental diversity of Maroondah and beyond.

Wyreena Arts Lounge welcomes back visitors to its gallery spaces in 2021 with an exciting line-up of exhibitions and art displays.

Exhibitions and displays at Wyreena Arts Lounge are changed every eight weeks, so there is always something new to explore.

Now on display until 20 March is an exhibition featuring the works of artists Sue Dodd and Vikki Laskowski

About Sue Dodd

Sue is an abstract artist and interior designer based in Ringwood North. Featured in this exhibition is a series of vibrant paintings the artist has created using alcohol ink on Yupo paper and canvas.

She consolidates her early love of impactful art along with a thoughtful and personalised interior design approach. Sue believes art plays an important role in creating unique and beautiful spaces.

About Vikki Laskowski

Venture into Room 2 and explore a fascinating array of striking abstract and landscape works and creative ceramic teapots by Vikki Laskowski.

Vikki’s handcrafted glazed ceramic tea vessels are notable for their fanciful contours, while her abstract works are a playground of visual delight inspiring the viewer to create their own narrative of what each piece could signify.

The artist’s stunning landscape painting, featuring three pelicans, is achieved through the medium of oil on canvas.

Painting, drawing and pottery are Vikki’s lifelong pursuits. She teaches watercolour at the University of the Third Age, Croydon and has exhibited at Steps Gallery, Lygon Street as part of an international exhibition organised by the Polish Art Foundation.

Looking at art objects always brings forth a sort of excitement in Vikki, an interest in finding a message, an inspiration – eliciting positive feelings.

In presenting her work at Wyreena she hopes for everyone to see her work and feel excited too.

Arts Lounge Makers Windows

Visitors can also view the many 2D and 3D works currently featured in the Arts Lounge Makers Windows, including local artisan paintings, prints and handmade jewellery by Jodie Kimpton, a selection of books by bestselling author Meredith Gaston, as well as various ceramics and textiles by artists Beatrix Mol, Corina Horstra and Marja-Leena Montonen.

All artwork is available for purchase.

Arts Lounge online exhibition – Myra Carter and Kellie Hoinville

Enjoy the Arts Lounge’s online exhibition of works by Myra Carter and Kellie Hoinville

An archive of online exhibitions will remain an alternative art-going experience that complements traditional in-person viewing.

Myra Carter is an abstract artist who enjoys creating vibrant and textural works. Through her art, the artist aims to spread a feeling of joy and delight in celebrating the beauty of colour.

Her artistic process involves letting the artwork speak to her as she develops the interplay of different textures and colours on canvas.

Kellie Hoinville is a self-taught photographer with a passion for the natural world, with her work centred around portraiture, landscapes, wildlife, travel and street photography.

She’s travelled to over 25 countries in the past decade, capturing people and places along the way, and her passion for the environment and interculturalism can be seen throughout her work.

Kellie uses one camera, two lenses and minimal post-production editing. She’s also working to minimise her carbon footprint and impact on the environment by using repurposed, recycled and eco-friendly products.

She hopes the audience feels a sense of connection with another person or place on the other side of the world.

Also online is Pure Talent, an exhibition showcasing the incredible talents of Maroondah’s young visual artists, as well as Janette Bird’s Chasing Shadows in Italy reflecting the artist’s recent en plier exploration into landscape painting.

The Arts Lounge at Wyreena is a vibrant exhibition space located within the historic grounds and buildings at Wyreena Community Arts Centre, 13-23 Hull Road, Croydon.

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